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-run, healthy economy. that does have some effect on monetary policy. one of the most powerful tools we have is bringing down mortgage rates and stimulating home buying, construction, and related industries. so that is an issue we take into account. i would say one thing, which is that as the housing industry has strengthened and home prices have gone up, that has actually brought some people into the credit box, in the sense that the number of people, for example, who are underwater on their mortgages, is declining, as house prices go up. so as people have bigger down payments, bigger equity in their homes, they become more creditworthy. so to some extent, not -- i don't want to overstate it, but to some extent, monetary policy, by strengthening the housing market, helping support house prices, is bringing more people into the mortgage market. >> fox business. the stock market has been hitting all-time highs. it's recovered all of its losses from the financial crisis. i just want to know from you if i still have time to get in. but, seriously, how do you feel about that? is it good? is it b
, the question for the american economy. should we save or spend? what will get the economy moving faster. i will talk to the chief pro-economist of spending paul krugman and then the race for space, is america losing? china is building it own space station and the u.s. has to reeli on russia to send our astronauts to the stars. what's going on? and the exploding issue, middle class. in seven years it will more than triple in size to almost 2 billion people. it will change the world. we'll talk about how. but first here's my take. those of you who followed the show regularly know that i have long argued that cutting government spending if the midst of a weak recovery is not a path toward growth. i have also argued that america has a debt and deficit problem and we need to take it very seriously. the fact is that the vast majority of our problem is related to the cost of health care in america. now the debate over obama care is over, we should start to think seriously of how to get america's health care costs under control. as it turns out a book and magazine story provide ways to think of th
economy. its banks are not highly connected with the rest of the international financial system. there is no risk of contagion here. >> adam, actually, of all the ideas you laid out, which do you think is the least bad of all those solutions? is it going ahead and letting the banks fail? >> that would be my preferred route. failure implies that the banks can't pay their depositors. they are restructuring. they will be very orderly. basically, the banks would be closed for two days. what would come out is when they reopen, the depositors would be the large depositors because the small depositors would be fully protected. the large depositors would be the owners of a bank and they would have deposits of somewhere between 50 1k3 60 or 70% of their money and the rest of the shares in the new bank. the banks would be solvent. the banks could be highly capitalized and they would then have access to the ecb for refinancing to provide any liquidity. >> and the fallout from that would be that the russians -- >> and basically -- >> the fallout for that is that the russians are the ones wh
idea. i mean, if you look at cyprus' economy, there are two major factors to that economy. tourism and financial services. you could kill the financial services immediately right there. so it's two underpinnings. almost like when greece was doing smo of the same things. >> but you say it matters because it could spread elsewhere? >> just the thought that somebody thought this was a good idea is scary enough to me, i would think. but it's going to be one of those things. we'll have to watch and see how it folds out. but i've got a feeling it will have to turn itself around fairly quickly. >> michael, what do you think? have you changed any of your behavior in terms of allocating capital, as a result of what we've seen in the last 48 hours? >> no, not really, maria. i still think that cyprus is certainly something to watch. but i think it's just part of the negotiation process, exactly what's happening in greece. we have to watch and see if it accelerates and this idea sweeps around europe, but i doubt that's going to happen. i actually think that europe is starting to present some o
and howard ward. >> economy is getting better, capital chase returns and stocks continue to trend higher although there's profit taking here and there. >> okay. we'll take that to the bank. the key question about europe. it's all about credit quality. >> who do we have to worry about? >> spanish, italian and greece. >> you're very worried. >> people have to start doing their work. europe never did the work of fixing bank solvency in the first place. >> gentlemen, thank you for being here. >> happy monday. >> that does it for us today. make sure you join us tomorrow. right now it's time for "squawk on the street." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> welcome to the last week of the first quarter. good morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla with melissa lee and jim kraker. futures reflecting the relief of the cyprus deal. a similar picture in europe where the italian tenure is now below where it was before those italian elections and a mixed picture in asia this morning. the nikkei up about 1.5%. the road map begin with the eurozone that did not collapse over the weekend so natura
and the austerity he is putting in place has caused the economy to be really slow. >> a lot of tax increases over there in europe. we look at this austerity bit. i want to talk about this for a second. >> i want to get back to the budget then. >> talk about what is happening in washington. you know, economics discussed on tv or on the internet or on twitter, it's so depressing, because people really don't know what they are talking about and they just sort of boil it down and there is this belief through the years, that tax cuts are not a tool used. of course, tax cuts are a tool used and tax increases something that traditional are against in bad times. we hear about austerity across great britain and we never hear about the tax increases. when you talk about the fact they cut and slash spending at the same time they hike taxes, it really was a formula made to fail. >> spending cuts and tax increases both take money out of the economy and slow the economy and, yes, they create this idea of austerity. but, look. it's a balancing problem. on the one hand you need to deal with it budgets and defici
a gloomy new report on the state of retirement savings. >> the recent headlines about the economy as we've talked about have been pretty good but the lingering effect of the great recession is that a lot of americans have had to dip into their savings to get by. and of course that could be a problem in the years to come for many americans. they're supposed to be the golden years. but a new report says retirement like this is way out of reach for most americans who just aren't socking away enough. even with markets near record highs, the confidence workers have in their retirement is low. the employee benefit research institute found that 49% of americans aren't sure they'll be able to retire comfortably and they're not doing much about it. >> it's one of the scariest things is that it is not just that people don't have a lot of retirement savings. it's they don't know what they need. they don't know what they don't have. so, you know, what you would like to see is more people really sitting down with an adviser doing some hard math. instead, people seem to be crossing their fingers and
of the economy is about 18 billion euros, so the banking industry is four times the size of the economy. if you allow the banks to fail, much like letting citibank or jpmorgan here in the united states, that would have significant repercussion the in the economy. connell: where do you stand on the idea of the con cement spreading? could it happen in other countries was the question asked, it seemed like, in the markets this morning if it goes through on cypress, on to the next guy and next who have problems? >> that's a legitimate concern that the architect or one of the principle architects here, the imf, the ecb, and the european union and germany with a strong hand there. if they force this upon one country, who is to say they couldn't force it upon a larger, more important country? if europe were able to execute a plan like that, who is to say that the united states wouldn't look and say, well, they did it in europe, why couldn't we look here? connell: rule of law question; right? >> exactly. dagen: what's the solution? somewhere between forcing the haircut and letting banks fail? where is
until you topple the entire economy. >> there budget is built on a hoax. on the one handled they say it balances in ten years. on the other hand they say they repeal obama care. but they keep the savings in obama care. if you would repeal obama care today, their budget would not be in balance. >> you saw him there, the democratic congressman, the top democrat on the committee. good to see you. >> good to be with you. >> in the past hour, you announced what you're calling a house democratic budget alternative. first of all, what is it and how is it different from the previous plan offered by the senate? >> well, it is similar to the senate plan. in other words, we also focus on job creation and accelerating the economy right now. then we address the long term budget deficit in a balanced way where we ask for shared responsibility as opposed to the republican plan which provides another tax break wind fall to very wealthy people at the end of everybody else. the expense of the middle class, the expense of commitments to seniors. so our focus right now is to number one, do no harm to th
underlying economy as long as we stay in the free market and let people go out earn money and change the world, we'll come out ahead, a third of the billionaires reside in u.s., there is a reason, we have that free market capitalism that animallistic spirit, that bridges our country ahead of the game not some government interference or program. neil: well, i hope you are right, monica, in the meantime the government is crowding out the capital, right? it is maybe we've gotten used to that. it is like beating your head against the wall, when you stop, you still have a gaping wound but you feel better. i'm wondering whether we have a false assurance here? >> i don't feel like i have any kind of assure answer from anyone, both of the budgets not only house democratic budget but republican budget are asking for very contentiousesques one wants to us get rid of obamacare, that was a big struggle and the other wants to us get rid of the sequester cuts, which we've been haranging about for weeks now. neil: that just wastes time, every time they do that and add to more spending, we keep talk
of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> it is the kind of plot you may find in a spy model, older man falls for a beautiful young women and falls for something and it isn't love. that's what allegedly happens with this defense contractor and former army officer. he is charged with passing nuclear secrets to his chinese girlfriend. here is cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: he is an army reservist with top secret clearance, doing contract work for contract command in ohio. benjamin bishop stands accused of leaking nuclear secrets, weapons, war plans, early warning radar systems. u.s. officials say he gave them to a chinese woman 32 years younger who he was having a relationship with. bishop was arrested and in is in custody. his attorney says this. >> served his country honorably for 29 years. maintains he would never do anything to intentionally harm the united states. >> reporter: is the woman a chinese spy? court documents identify her as person one. 27 years ol
'll have a long-lasting impact on our economy. we've been dealing with a lousy europe for a long time. but you'll have this pullback at 5 percent which is about 1484 and 7% at 53, i might consider getting back in, but i'm not doing it until then. cheryl: looks like europe doesn't have a plan, obvious. let's go to the nymex, jeffrey grossman. jeff, let's talk about the oil contract. one of things we saw today again was the safety of the u.s. dollar. you had traders around the world jumping into the dollar. your take. >> today was really a dream come true in many respects. we walked in this morning, the dollar was very strong, took our market down right to the support level. 91.75 and spot crude was a major support level on the way down. the minute the dollar weakened, came off those highs a little bit, market rallied right pack to where the resistance levels are which is in the high 93.85 to $94 level. it's behaving like a normal market really with a little input that came in from the european information here, but the truth of the matter is this is a market that still, again, is a sal
. if the economy hobbles along and don't get me wrong, the markets are roaring, we've had a few days where it has slowed just a bit. but the average american, the pedestrian middle class family how well are they doing? how confident are they? and if the economy slows for them, the prospects for immigration reform, i don't believe are nearly as high, if you don't get what mark has been saying now for over two weeks. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in th
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for your health if you live in a high supply sexual economy where stds are on the rise or risk unwanted pregnancy. there are reasons celibacy is good for your health. i couldn't find one bit of data being bad for your health. >> i love how you just say it, wendy. that's why you have you have on. >> i just say it. just because you're not having sex doesn't mean you're not ejaculating. you know that. you sleep in a man's body every night. you know how it works. >> okay. not all sex but physical touch is necessary. there are programs for older folks who get things like massage because they need it. right? >> we do know nonsexual touch is one of the best life enhancing thing out there. in my book when i ask girls to get off the hook-up to schedule a massage. they will miss touch. touch is an important thing. we are seeing the rise of pets with single people. we need to reach out and get used to nonsexual touch as a good thing. >> okay. >> there are some now that not only are embracing celibacy, they are hitting the reset button even. they are called born again virgins. talk to me about it.
that has to do with the smart investments that we know we need to get the economy growing again, those are off the table. big tax cuts for the wealthiest americans that has to be made up by somebody and we know who that somebody is. >> thank you for coming in. there is no huge surprise that the ryan budget overwhelmingly passed in the house or that it failed in in the senate, but three senators voting against it, rand paul, ted cruz, mike lee. that's a new thing, tea partiers saying i'm even more conservative than paul ryan. is that the message? >> yeah. that is the message and also 2016 is the message. two of those three folks you mentioned have presidential ambitio ambitions. the rhine why we're in this situation in the first place is the inability to come together and pass a real budget. and really we see a new base rhine where these big tee bates are taking place, but the new sort of normal is the spending levels that were set by sequestration. and so yesterday we did see congress pass, pass a continuing resolution, pass a stopgap spending bill that went to the white house. and it
there. the economies there were slow and germany the fifth biggest. great britain at number eight. france the 9th largest. all shrink shrinking in the last quarter. that is not what you want. entire eurozone by the way losing huge number of jobs. a record 19 million are unemployed. martha: deadly storm causing serious problems across the south. areas of alabama got pummeled with large hail. some of it was the size of baseballs. that is an unusual sight. that is what they had there. high winds causing issues in georgia. thousand people waking up without power there. national weather service say the storm destroyed a store and a dozen homes. look at the wreckage on the ground. one man was killed when the wind topple ad tree on to his car. bill: we had whiteout conditions here in new york city last night and a new round of snow making for a tough commute across the northeast. new england could see the worst of it. that region getting hit with several major storms over the winter. it could get up to 20 inches of snow by the time this storm passs? maria molina live in the fox severe we
out it was preplanned, prior to sequestration. anything that goes wrong in the economy, accident, tragic accident like this, paint it like sequestration. for some reason, it's the republicans' fault, somehow, trying to make the link. look to the usda, e-mails or the national park, this is cheap political props. on the back of marines pretty ticked off. >> dana: i was going to ask a media angle of this. harry reid says stuff in the past. when you say this on the floor, the media ignores it and brushes it off. whereas if it's a republican it would be -- >> greg: the definition of insanity is expecting sanity from harry reid. it's your own fault. to expect anything commonsensical from him. can we talk about how he sounds? he has the voice of horse lubery can't. can't -- lubricant. >> dana: how do you know? >> greg: it's metaphor. it spent time on the farm. doesn't he realize, he is insane. that he realizes that he is shooting in his own tent. obama owns the sequestion ration. he has become the attack dog so rabid his handlers aren't safe. we give you the job of defending harry reid.
, there will have to be budget cuts behind the sequester. the sequester will not be the end of it, but the economy is recovering. i wouldn't say in spite of what the govern am hment has done. the economy is recovering of its own natural forces now. we've had 12 years of subpar growth. we've had 12 years of up and down with little net progress in the markets and people have forgotten what a strong economy and what a bull market -- a secular bull market looks like, and i think that's generally where we're headed for the next four years, so i'm predicting, as you said, 25,000 on the dow which implies a 15% compound rate of return for the next four years. >> john, can i just come back on the important points that you're making about europe. i'm not sure it's a question of what america trades with whom. it's a question of where the companies that are quoted on this market make their profits and in technology, for example, 40% of those profits are made in europe and therefore europe arguably is more significant than you might think on the trade argument having said that. this is a very interesting week
is in this country? it's in the banking system. it's a huge banking system, eight times the size of their economy. consider this, brian, if the us banking system was as big relative to the u.s. economy as cyprus is, we would have 45 more banks the size of jpmorgan in the united states. that's how big it is. that's why there's a need to tax deposits. that's where the money is. that's the only way this country will be able to come up with it. that's the struggle. now they're off to russia. minister of finances hope they get money out of that country. it's not clear that's going to happen, at least not in time to save the banking system. >>> of course here as always we want to know why are you awake? shoot us an e-mail or tweet me @billschactman. >>> they have espn and air force one will show you which teams the basketball fan picked. that's next in sports >> leave it to reality tv. we have more great diving. highlights from the new celebrity diving show "splash" which i did watch a few minutes of. check it out when way too early comes back. >> someone released poison gas inside the tokyo subway sys
-through with the israelis and a lot of interesting developments on the growing economy here, the technology sector. we will have jeff goldberg and host of "meet the press" in the united states, david gregory and "meet the press" from here, dana weiss. we have a pretty jam-packed show. >> wonderful. andrea mitchell, thanks very much. >>> the white house is work, on shifting over side of its lethal drone program from the cia to the military. according to the "the wall street journal." the move would make the controversial program subject to international law. strikes would be undertaken with the consent of host governments, while many in washington believe the program will be more effective under the cia, the proposal reflects a growing consensus it needs to be on legal, sturdier footing. yesterday the senate kicked off hearings. senators on both sides expressed concerns over privacy. some members are mulling possible federal regulations. the faa estimates 30,000 drones could be flying in the u.s. skies in the next 20 years and richard haass is shaking his head. it's impossible to consider. >> i think t
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, obviously the global economy would be in jeopardy and that obviously includes u.s. markets. naturally europe is one of our biggest trading partners. but for now investors don't seem to be too stressed. it is a very tiny country. it doesn't have the same impact like say france or germany. plus, we have seen a huge rally in the stock market since the start of the year. major averages up 7% to 10%. you know, it would take a lot to change that. michael. >> be half up on the day already. >> right. and of course big frustration, people can't get to their money from the banks. but then, jim, maybe you have some encouragement. any sign perhaps banks will reopen as early as tuesday perhaps? >> that can only happen if there's an agreement here to save the banks. the restructure, shutdown, whatever you want to call it. and reorganize these banks and europe says, okay, we'll allow the european central bank, think of that like the federal reserve, putting money into these banks just to keep them alive for a few more weeks. the federal reserve of the european central bank says we will shut that money off
. the public fight was over the budget. >> the stanford economy looked at the budget and said 500,000 jobs right away. this plan will protect and strengthen medicare. it begips, yes, by repealing obama care. >> the resolution passed 221 221-207. with ten republicans an all democrats voting against it. >> this is an uncompromising ideological approach to our budget issues. this also fails the test of taking a balanced approach. >> the senate is planning to vote on the ryan blueprint to hold republican feet to the fire. >> it was crafted by a hard right group in the house. and most republicans would rather run away from it. we saw that happen during the presidential campaign. we're not going to let them run. >> senate democrats favor budget chair patty murray's plan to raise taxes, increase spending and never come to balance. top republicans say it doesn't add up. >> that means more debt. fewer jobs. frankly much higher taxes from the american people. we certainly hope that the president will change his mind and submit a plan that actually balances the budget. >> the senate plans to vote on
increases, another third is the increase of cost construction comes when the economy is doing well. there is stlaelths very little that we can do and impact that. the why i keep asking these questions is that i want to know that we are looking at every avenue and for me to talk to the security consultants is not going to help me hear that. i think it's important to hear from neutral ones, someone looking eight from at it from a larger perspective. >> i hear what you are saying. part of the confusion there wasn't a lot of time and we weren't able to get all the information. just so you know we were looking at it from the fiscal end and one of bob's roles was to look at it from a fiscal lens and he's worked on the world trade center. urs would recommended something and he would say there is a cheaper way to do this. the finances team were also looking at it from a cost perspective. i will let bob talk about this. it's always looked at from a financial point of view. >> if i can just add to that, we have a lot of large projects that i think are kind of -- symbolic buildings or struc
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of that was the contribution that, well, we didn't have secure borders and at a time when the economy is cratering, all of a sudden it became a very dark process, we're eating our own tail. more jobs for immigrants may have meant less jobs for someone else. and the way you lead yourself out of that is, no, no, everyone has something to con tribute. let's get an immigration process that brings people who want to come here, who want to become americans, who want to contribute to this country not take from this country. and that's always been the republican message. fortunately, they allowed a few republican media consultants to stay. i'm happy about that. but our problems are bigger than just hispanics or women or young voters. our problems are that as a party, you're supposed to lead people over the horizon to a better place. and we for got that. we thought our principles were just good for saying no, to be the brake pedal on the car, not to get our hands on the steering wheel. but you're seeing that change. these past couple of weeks, you saw change in the cast of characters in the republican party. it
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-strapped island of cyprus is now talking about nationalizing its country's pensions to save the struggling economy there. so he they couldn't seize the bank accounts, it's under consideration, now they're going to seize your pension. and we'll see how private money keeps coming up to attempts to head off disaster and are people too quick to dismiss the notion this could happen in the united states? growing anger for veterans after this memorial that celebrates the deaths of american troops in vietnam. this is put up by the enemy, appears in a popular reality show in a way that is very celebratory. apparently they feel, the news organization apparently on the wrong side of this fight. bob beckel was one of those who is upset by the decision to use this as a prop in a television show and he will join us live to explain why he and many others think this network went way over the line. >> i am so outraged by this, cbs is idiotic, stupid and don't blame it on young producers, it had to go through somebody at the executive branch of cbs and cbs can't do better than that to have people go to a memorial w
to a healthy, productive economy that will also help grow our way out of the situation. >> congresswoman, one thing, we have house speaker john boehner and the republican senator rand paul. they have differing views on whether we're truly in a debt crisis at this moment or not. take a listen. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis. but we all know that we have one looming. >> we do have an immediate problem. it's gathering storm. it's going to be enormous. >> all right. gathering storm. it's going to be enormous. how come there is such a disparity among republicans not being on the same page of whether we're in a debt crisis or not? >> well, i think you could look at $16 trillion worth of debt and while it may not be a crisis today, it is definitely a problem and rand paul is right. it is looming and it is going to be an enormous deal because if you stayed with the president's budget, the path that it puts you on is by 2022 you're going to have $25 trillion worth of debt. and what we are saying and what speaker boehner is saying is we still have time to manage through this so that it does
economy. >> americans were according to polls, americans are strongly in favor of gun can control. recent poll, favor background checks. more than half favor banning assault weapons. over half favor banning large magazines. >> that's the reason i think the president is glad to be away from washington, away from congress. there is a level of dysfunction here. the power in this institution is enormous. it takes away from common sense steps. you have the filibuster. and senator reid felt, as he counted votes, he wouldn't be able to keep the assault ban weapon in the bill and in the house, majority rules. that's mr. boehner. and it is up to him whether he puts legislation on the floor. now the other dynamic we have is that the country is in favor of it. but in the a lot of these districts, the folks who represent those districts, those people are solidly against it. so you have this situation where the minority, with this gerrymandering actually is vetoing what in effect is i think why the popular efforts common sense steps on guns. >> congressman, i think if it were widely popular, you would
smaller, guess what? a lot of people lose jobs. this economy which is very dependent on financial services. will 50% of the economy will definitely suffer so it is a huge, huge fight. plus, a lot of people are going to have to lose money if they've had uninsured deposits in those banks. in other words, were they above the insurance threshold? did they have more than 100,000 euro? which is approximately $130,000 in their accounts? they may lose 30, 40, 50% of that cash and instead get shares or bonds in a future bank that they don't know how much it will be worth. extremely complicated. sufficed to say what is perhaps on the line, perhaps poe tlings the first country leaving the euro. >> from cyprus for us, thank you, michelle. >>> back here, a new twist in the search for the man who gunned down the colorado corrections chief including reports that the murder was ordered by a white supremacist gang. we're live in monument, colorado with an update on that. >>> first a lot going on. a few things we thought you should know. an interesting story today in business week. it says mitt romney strug
know? oh, my god, was it an accident?! what just happened? how does this not topple your economy? everything i knew to be true just went out the window. the wagners are on vacation in st. bart's. you know what, good for them. those wagners were looking run-down. please, take one. what happens when you take two? aah, it got me. help! oh, wait a minute. nothing happens. i'll take three. thanks, wagner family. have fun at church or whatever st. bart's is. ah, it's got my hand. just kidding. it was funnier when louise did it. ma'am, i'm speaking now. i let you speak. now let me speak. you don't tell me when to call 911. the police aren't coming. looks like i have to do this investigation myself. teddy, i really don't think anyone at your party purposely killed francis. every man is capable of murder if he's pushed far enough. mm-hmm. even you, bob. you've been stewing in the corner all night. what are you talking about, teddy? you can get a little testy, bob. don't buy him a v-neck t-shirt, whatever you do. he goes berserk. you're not in the clear either, linda. you couldn't share th
skidding by in this tough economy. >> keith ellison, thank you very much for coming in. >> thank you. >> democratic congressman from minnesota. >>> up next, a surprise for president obama. what our latest poll shows about his job approval. >>> then, an insider from the bush white house is spilling the beans about the march to war in iraq ten years ago. the former bush speech writer is here live. zap technology. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> if there was ever a second term honeymoon, it looks like it's over. president obama's j
that it will stay the course, staying the course, of course, means pumping money into the american economy especially concerns about a possible bailout in cyprus flare up. summer won't come soon enough for twinkie lovers. you know who you are. a bankruptcy judge approving hostess' sale to two investment firms and bringing twinkies, ho-hoes and ding dongs back from the dead. the deal said to be worth $410 million. the new owners hope to have twinkies and its snack cake brethren back on your store shelves by summer so you can stop with the locked door in your office and your stash. you'll be able to replenish it soon. and think you can trust labels at the shopping mall? think again. some clothing labeled as being made with fake fur was actually made with real fur. neiman marcus resolve clothing and dr. j.'s dotcom are settling false marketing charges with the federal trade commission. the retailers will not pay any fines but do promise to label all their products correctly going forward or face penalties. imagine if you were going to buy a pair of flats for example, this was a brand-name sli
policies every single day. >> reporter: cruz tells cnn the law will put the economy in critical condition. >> the economy is not growing and implementing obama care now raises a very real possibility we will push this nation into a recession. i'm trying to make the case -- >> reporter: you are saying the president's health care law will cause recession. it could very well. we've had more than 35 separate votes in the congress about that and we've always upheld the affordable care act. >> reporter: democrats argue republicans should just stop. noting the law has not only survived a challenge to the supreme court but also former presidential candidate mitt romney. >> i will repeal obama care. and i'll stop it in its tracks on day one. >> reporter: the gop budget that passed the republican controlled house also includes a repeal of obama care. congresswoman michele bachmann warned the health care law is a killer. >> let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. let's not do that. >> but it seems it is the law that can't be killed almost lik
into this country from syria dominated the discussions. king abdullah has a country with a tough economy to begin with. they've spent nearly $1 billion. they say they are approaching half a million syrian refugees and they think it will keep getting worse. the president promised about $200 million more. the united states is already giving quite a bit of money to the syrian refugee crisis but he promised to ask congress for $200 million more. most of the effort was on the refugee crisis here, although jordan has a very good intelligence service. the president and his national security team also comparing notes with the king and his team about the big questions about chemical weapons and the king's assessment of how long assad can hang on. >> all right. on king, thanks. >>> there's a lot more happening tonight. randi kaye is here with the "360" bulletin. >>> authorities in virginia are not disclosing a motive in last night's deadly shooting at the marine corps base. officials say three marines are dead including the suspected gunman. he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. the incident
to a stronger economy if we don't reign that rein that in. i feel like on the right i've heard we're going to repeal it, the supreme court wouldn't let us repeal it, but we're still going to try to talk about repealing. that sound like a way that says we have a lot of problems with the legislation but we know it's the law of the land so how do we make it better? >> so here is the deal. i'm going to have to wrap you guys up here but you are the most interesting two to eavesdrop on. i got to tell you. karen finney and tony fratto. good conversation. thank you for bringing it. >> thanks. >>> a new alarming report says the u.s. better get ready for more katrina-sized hurricanes. where and why next. >>> also, we want to hear from you. head over to facebook and like us to keep the conversation going. [ female announcer ] switch to swiffer sweeper, and you'll dump your old broom. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer sweeper's electrostatic dry cloths attract and lock dirt, dust, and hair
economy, look at that. >> what do they do? >> they make air conditioning equipment and that's why -- and in a modular way so it can be expanded when you're in a commercial air conditioning you can add units to it along the way. >> what about ann? >> it's not one i'm looking at now. in fact, i'm looking at these banks and there is talk of them collapsing in cyprus. many are doing well like in japan. japan's banks collapsed but it was 20 years ago. nom nomoro is strong. this is one that i own and i think it should be in your portfolio. >> what about u.s. banks? do we kind of made them very whole over the last couple years. >> and they are strong, bank of america not too far off from its high. financials here or abroad, maybe cyprus but not here at home. >> we'll leave it there. and here is a story you need to know. a girl scout troop getting pranked, someone ordering 6,000 boxes of the cookies totaling 24 grand. it was a scam and the girls were left with unsold cookies. americans are coming to the rescue buying around 4,000 boxes last saturday and you can help them get the last laug
' tax and spend, you get the same economy that you've had right now. you're going to lose more of your paycheck which every person working today has. >> all right. so another thing happening at the white house here. the easter egg roll might be spared from this government gridlock. all this started when ticket holders to the annual event were told it could be cancelled if lawmakers cannot agree on a plan to prevent the government from shutting down. this year's easter egg roll set for april 1st. looks like it's going forward as planned. we know it's a fun event. a lot of people look forward to taking their kids, getting tickets. it would be a sad loss especially d.c. kids, folks in the area. how did this happen? >> reporter: i don't know if people would have worried that the easter egg roll, which is a fun day of games and of course the easter egg roll is part of it for the kids i done flow that people would have worried it was going to be canceled except that the white house earlier this month had said it was going to cancel tours of the white house through the end of september to sav
of having done that on our economy and on our standing in the globe? >> i think any way you cut it, the decision to go to war in iraq was a disaster and took our eye off afghanistan and al qaeda. and the human toll was enormous. 4,500 u.s. service members died. 100,000 at least iraqi civilians were killed. the cost estimate is between $1 to $3 trillion depending on what study you look at. it was an enormously costly mistake for our country. i think that the american people lost a lot of faith in their leadership to tell them the truth. to make decisions about war and peace based on facts and not misrepresentations of intelligence. and it hurt our standing around the globe. any way you cut it, this decision was a disaster. >> you work inside the white house. do you think they knew that they didn't have wmd? what do you think is the real reason why we went into iraq? >> that's a great question. something struck me having been in that building is how difficult these choices. are i remember hearing a very senior member of the intelligence committee say the circumstantial case for wmd i
, science, technology, the economy, but going with the president of israel and the prime minister to see a high-tech demonstration. one of which was a robot actually serving matzoh. so there were all sorts of demonstrations on medical advances. israel really has exploded with technology and science here and what the president was trying to say to the young people is, this is a model for the region. now make your democracy work by not being an occupying forceful. >> i thought that was one of the most effective parts of the president's speech. to say, take essentially, take all this negative energy and turn this into something positive. that israel is an economic hub. the palestinians are among the most educated populations in the worldful there is great potential here if these two opposing sides would actually work together. that's why he has been stressing economic development as a possibility. >> now a $40 billion a year mutual trade relationship that dennis ross helped nurture along. thank you, dennis, and i should say nbc middle east adviser in chicago, jeffrey goldberg here. we'll be
out in a pretty tough economy. and that is why some young people and young companies believe that learning by doing model actually pays off. christi christine r christine romans takes a look. >> this is the american dream. but for too many college graduates, this is the american reality. an average $27,000 in debt when they leave college and a job market where one in every seven can't find full-time work. but there's a new model that could change the way students learn the skills they need to make it in the work world. it's a little less ferris bueller. >> anyone, anyone? the great depression. >> and hopefully a little more carter. >> you're my new boss. >> i guess so. >> how old are you? >> i'm 26 years old. >> this is where future 26-year-old bosses are currently learning the skills they need to be successful. not in a college classroom, but on the job. >> i'm going to be joining in on the kickoff. >> working 40 hours a week in new york city as part of a pilot program for institute, a nonprofit that co-founders think can change how students get the skills employers need. no
't work, which is why our budget focuses on accelerating the economy and putting people back to work right now, for example getting rid of the sequester. so i guess the bottom line, soledad, it's good they're recognizing they've got a problem. but as far as i can tell they misdiagnosed. >> you say with the exception of immigration, and immigration is a big exception. you can see paul rand talking about a pathway to some kind of citizenship. in the tea party. that's i think a little bit of a surprise for some people. do you worry as a democrat that with republicans, i think, correctly analyzing the issue, and the problem they have with the fastest growing demographic in this country that that's going to be a real challenge to democrats? >> look, i'm glad that our republican colleagues are finally on board with immigration reform. we've gone at a very short period of time -- >> right but that's not my question. my question is do you worry that that's going to be a, a part of getting them to capture the hearts and minds of -- >> no, i don't worry -- >> -- idea as really republicans if there w
not agree on every single issue but, for the most part, if you look at where we are at in our economy and look at where we are with educational choice and our military positions and positions on a strong defense in our party for the most part, we agree on almost everyone and doesn't make someone a bad republican. it means we are good republicans and disagree on one or two things. my god. i don't agree with my wife on 100% of the issues but it doesn't mean we don't have a great marriage. i don't see how that is not -- that's not a reasonable position for people to take. i think it's entirely consistent. i think it's a human position to take and i think it's a decent position to take. >> mr. chairman, quickly. this is rich lawrie's column and he was writing this for politico. he said so much depends on the substance. no rebranding is going to make a difference if republican policy is not relevant to people's lives but the party desperately needs more than different marketing. our new political consultants are a few jack kerves and willing to ignore other drthodo we have to get out of th
questions on the economy but what investors really want to know if he's going to continue with economic stimulus. natalie? >> jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange, thank you. >>> a routine stop gave police officers the fright of their lives. officers approached a man sitting in his parked car, said accidentally hit and killed a deer, stowing it in his trunk. the officers asked to see it, and as you saw, when they opened the trunk the young deer jumped out alive, he made a break for it, darted off to freedom in a nearby forest. surprise. still alive. go, little deer, go, go. >> oh my gosh. >> be free. a nightmare about that last night. >> meanwhile we have missed a huge story. >> it's breaking. did you know about this one? >> spring has sprung. >> look at us. >> we look like a bouquet here. >> color of easter eggs. >> a reality check. that's us right there in full color. >> that's our plaza. spring may not be in the air but it is on the plaza. we'll get outside and enjoy some of the flowers later on. >> there's still snow on the ground. i can't even believe it's spring. >> we'
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